Politics

January 26, 2015
By:
Brandon Ecoffey

As I listened to the State of Indian Nations address delivered by National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby last week, I couldn’t help but come to the conclusion that the Indian Country he spoke of did not include those of us living on the No

January 22, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

“And we Americans are peculiar, chosen people, the Israel of our times; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world”—Herman Melville.

January 19, 2015
By:
Jennifer Nez Denetdale

When I received word of my selection to deliver the inaugural address for the 23rd Navajo Nation Council inauguration, I felt honored, for I have always supported tribal nation building, especially in light of the

January 16, 2015
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment. In fact, disenrollment is a wholly non-Indian construct.

January 08, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

Some of my friends are celebrating that 2014 was the year the “Torture Report” finally came out, allowing the world to see that the United States is big enough to admit its shortcomings for all to see. This is why the U.S. deserves to be a leader on the side of morality.

December 31, 2014
By:
Byron Dorgan

In June of this year, President Barack Obama and the First Lady visited the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota. This was ya historic visit.

December 30, 2014
By:
Philip Baker-Shenk and Paul Moorehead

In our lifetimes, Indian Country has had a somewhat rocky romance with the Republican Party.

December 18, 2014
By:
Walter Lamar

The Indian Law and Order Commission's report, A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer bluntly described system

December 17, 2014
By:
Boyd Cothran

In the wake the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's use of torture, we are all being asked to think historically.

December 16, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

A discerning eye is critically important when it comes to interpreting statements by the United States regarding our original nations, which are typically called “Indian tribes.” On September 13, 2007, the United States voted “no” on the UN Declaration on the Righ

December 11, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

It’s a time-honored method for getting legislation done in the middle of a gridlock to attach an unrelated “rider” to a bill understood as “must pass.” I write this at three o’clock on the morning it is claimed the U.S.

December 10, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

The debate over the meaning and significance of the outcome document for the United Nations (UN) high level plenary meeting (erroneously referred to as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples) is not going to end anytime soon.

December 09, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Last week, President Obama went out on a political limb with his executive order allowing an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States.

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